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5 Come, Jesus, come! and as of yore

The prophet went to clear Thy way,
A harbinger Thy feet before,

A dawning to Thy brighter day ;

6 So now may grace with heavenly shower

Our stony hearts for truth prepare ;
Sow in our souls the seed of power,
Then come and reap Thy harvest there.

Bp. R. Heber.

Fourth Sunday in Advent.

I 2.


Veni, veni Emmanuel.
O COME, O come, Emmanuel,
And ransom captive Israel ;
That mourns in lonely exile here,
Until the Son of God appear.

Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !


O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free
Thine own from Satan's tyranny ;
From depths of hell Thy people save,
And give them victory o'er the grave.

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

3 O come, Thou Day-Spring, come and cheer

Our spirits by Thine Advent here ;

Disperse the gloomy clouds of night,
And death's dark shadows put to flight.

Rejoice ! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

4 O come, Thou Key of David, come

And open wide our heavenly home;
Make safe the way that leads on high,
And close the path to misery.

Rejoice! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel !

; O come, O come, Thou Lord of Might,

Who to Thy tribes, from Sinai's height,
In ancient time didst give the Law,
In cloud, and majesty, an

Rejoice ! Rejoice ! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel! Amen.

7. M. Neale. (tr.*)



1 COME, Thou long-expected Jesus,

Born to set Thy people free,
From our fears and sins release us,

Let us find our rest in Thee.

Israel's strength and consolation,

Hope of all the saints Thou art ;
Dear desire of every nation,

Joy of every longing heart.

3 Born Thy people to deliver,

Born a Child, and yet a King,
Born to reign in us for ever,

Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.

4 By Thine own eternal Spirit,

Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all-sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne. Amen.

M. Madan.


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HARK, the glad sound! the Saviour comes,

The Saviour promised long ;
Let every heart prepare a throne,

And every

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He comes, the prisoners to release

In Satan's bondage held ;
The gates of brass before Him burst,

The iron fetters yield.
3 He comes, from thickest films of vice

To clear the mental ray,
And on the eye-balls of the blind

To pour celestial day.
4 He comes, the broken heart to bind,

The bleeding soul to cure ;
And with the treasures of His grace

To enrich the humble poor.

5 Our glad Hosannas, Prince of Peace,

Thy welcome shall proclaim ;
And heaven's eternal arches ring
With Thy

P. Doddridge.

Christmas Eve.


1 YE heavens, 0 haste your dews to shed,

Ye clouds, rain gladness on our head,
Thou earth, behold the time of grace,
And blossom forth in righteousness !
O living Sun, with joy break forth,
And pierce the gloomy clefts of earth ;
Behold, the mountains melt away

Like wax beneath Thine ardent ray! 3 O Life-dew of the Churches, come,

And bid this arid desert bloom !
The sorrows of Thy people see,

And take our human flesh on Thee.
4 Refresh the parched and drooping mind,

The broken limb in mercy bind ;
Us sinners from our guilt release,

And fill us with Thy heavenly peace. 5 O wonder ! night no more is night!

Comes then at last the longed-for light?
Ah yes, Thou shinest, О true Sun,
In whom are God and man made one !

7. Franck. C. Winkworth. (tr.)



COME, Lord Jesus, take Thy rest
In the convert sinner's breast ;
Make the quickened heart Thy throne,
Son of God, the Virgin's Son.

2 God in man, Incarnate God,

Sinless Child of flesh and blood,
Man in God, Thy brethren we,
Raise us up to God in Thee.

3 Come and give us peace within ;

Loose us from the bands of sin :
Take away the galling weight
Laid on us by Satan's hate.

4. Give us grace Thy yoke to wear,

Give us strength Thy cross to bear ;
Make us Thine in deed and word,
Thine in heart and life, O Lord.

5 Kill in us the carnal root,

That the Spirit may bear fruit ;
Plant in us Thy lowly mind,
Keep us faithful, loving, kind.

6 So, when Thou shalt come again,

Judge of angels and of men,
We with all Thy saints shall sing
Hallelujahs to our King. Amen.

B. H. Kennedy.

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